If slowness or a lack of local knowledge are among your top concerns when expanding to or employing individuals in the United Kingdom (U.K.), an employer of record may be your best option for achieving your global business objectives.
By employing an employer of record, often known as an offshore PEO, you may hire and onboard staff members in the UK quickly—often in as little as two weeks—without having to spend money on setting up a local business or run the risk of doing so.
Learn how Global Employment Outsourcing (GEO), our employer of record service, and local HR specialists can help you manage your needs for overseas employment as well as the hiring, employment, payroll, and benefits duties for workers over the pond in the UK.
Working for a Global Employer of Record in the UK
Due to the complexity of the employment laws in the United Kingdom, compliant employment contracts are a vital prerequisite for business. We can ensure that each and every contract for each employee complies with all legal requirements since we are your official employer and PEO in the UK. Along with providing you with guidance on hiring standards and cultural norms, we can also keep you informed of any changes to the law governing employment.
employee onboarding at an official British workplace.
We draft and certify all local employment contracts, which streamlines the onboarding process for you and your U.K. employees. All you need to do is submit the required information, and to examine and approve the employment contract.
An employer of record in the UK will: • Arrange a welcome call to go over employment and HR data for the UK and answer any queries.
Create a special work contract and provide a copy and details of the benefits to the new hire for evaluation and signature.
- To set up payroll, get the employee’s banking and tax information.
- Provide the employee with a local point of contact who can answer any questions they have about their employment, the region’s HR, or payroll.
The employee onboarding process is frequently completed in as little as two weeks.
agreements with a UK Employer Of Record
It’s important to remember that employment contracts are required in When looking to hire new personnel, the UK and must include details regarding the employee’s rights, obligations, and working conditions.
Here are some fundamental laws you should be aware of in order to design a contract that is compliant, as well as information on how a PEO and employer of record may help your specific HR needs.
The maximum workweek in the United Kingdom is 48 hours per week on average over 17 weeks. If they have a signed, voluntary opt-out agreement, individuals over the age of 18 may normally choose to work more than 48 hours per week; however, employees in other industries are not allowed to opt out.
When deciding how much to pay your UK employees, take into account the following:
According to The hourly minimum wage as of April 2022 ranges from £4.81 to £9.50, depending on the employee’s age.
The greater living wage that the Living Wage Foundation in the U.K. has estimated in addition to the minimum wage has been welcomed by thousands of U.K. businesses even though it is not compulsory.
Employment contracts with pay below the minimum wage cannot be enforced in court.
Each employee must get a payslip that is properly documented and includes the gross pay, net pay, tax and NIC deductions, as well as any fixed deductions like union dues.
Although it is not necessary to pay overtime, an employee’s average pay for all hours worked should not be less than the minimum wage.
The probationary term is normally one year in the UK Paying severance and firing
Even though the U.K. Employment Rights Act of 1996 specifies how much notice of termination must be provided to employees, employers routinely agree to more lenient terms, sometimes up to six months.